Debian Bug report logs - #594482
RFP: libsyntax-ruby -- A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>

Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:54:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: libsyntax-ruby -- A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 07:52:05 -0300
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>

* Package name    : libsyntax-ruby
  Version         : 1.0.0
  Upstream Author : Jamis Buck <jamis@jamisbuck.org>
* URL             : http://syntax.rubyforge.org/
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: Ruby
  Description     : A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library

This is a simple syntax highlighting library for Ruby. It is a naive syntax
analysis tool, meaning that it does not "understand" the syntaxes of the
languages it processes, but merely does some semi-intelligent pattern matching.

There are primarily two uses for the Syntax library:

# Convert text from a supported syntax to a supported highlight format (like HTML).
# Tokenize text in a supported syntax and process the tokens directly.

While there already exist other Ruby syntax highlighting libraries in Debian,
this one is a dependency of Cucumber, which I RFP'd (#565769) a while ago and
will shortly be converted to an ITP, if not by me then by a colleague.




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Bug#594482; Package wnpp. (Thu, 26 Aug 2010 23:09:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Joshua Timberman <joshua@opscode.com>:
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From: Joshua Timberman <joshua@opscode.com>
To: Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>, 594482@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: [DRE-maint] Bug#594482: ITP: libsyntax-ruby -- A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 17:05:27 -0600
Hi Ben!

On Aug 26, 2010, at 4:52 AM, Ben Armstrong wrote:

> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>
> 
> * Package name    : libsyntax-ruby
>  Version         : 1.0.0
>  Upstream Author : Jamis Buck <jamis@jamisbuck.org>
> * URL             : http://syntax.rubyforge.org/
> * License         : BSD
>  Programming Lang: Ruby
>  Description     : A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library


You may be interested to know that I already started down this same road when I was packaging Chef, as we were using the syntax library for code syntax highlighting in the webui. The original bug was:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=538353

See further discussion there. I switched to coderay, which was pretty easy to implement even though I had no prior experience with syntax or coderay until I switched the Chef webui.

It looks like the only part of cucumber that actually uses the syntax highlighting is a couple simple lines and should be relatively easy to get upstream to patch. I'm sure they'd be open to doing so given that Jamis doesn't maintain the syntax library anymore and he recommended I use coderay instead of his own.

The bottom line is, it would probably be less work to get cucumber to use coderay than to go through the effort on packaging syntax.

-- 
Opscode, Inc
Joshua Timberman, Technical Evangelist
C: 720.334.RUBY E: joshua@opscode.com





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Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 594482@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: libsyntax-ruby: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:02:33 +0200
retitle 594482 RFP: libsyntax-ruby -- A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library
noowner 594482
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of libsyntax-ruby back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting libsyntax-ruby, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 594482 ITP: libsyntax-ruby -- A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library
 owner 594482 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <594482@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: libsyntax-ruby -- A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library' from 'ITP: libsyntax-ruby -- A simple Ruby syntax highlighting library' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:48:46 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:48:47 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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